Pre-season friendly at the Welfare Ground.
Strange game this .. for the first 45 minutes it was difficult to tell which team was CMFL and which was Evo-Stik, as Blidworth totally controlled the play. Brett Marshall looks to have put together a decent squad at Blidworth, with more than a sprinkling of his former Kirkby Town players. The addition of Dean Rick means that in Haslam, Rick and Bramwell the front line looks formidable.H/C 120+
The only goal of the half though was scored on 27 when JAY EDWARDS fired past Hales after he was picked out superbly by a cross-field ball from Steve McGurk. Haslam and Bramwell brought out a superb double save from the Wrens keeper a few minutes later, then on 38 he had to be alert to tip over Rick's powerful drive. H-T 1-0
Carl Haslam in full flight
As with most pre-season games, the second half brought myriad changes to both teams and the game lost some of it's interest. The visitors levelled after 75 minutes had been played, a superb curling shot from 20+ yards from BRENDON SWEENEY the gave Frost in the Blidworth goal no chance. Blidworth were given the chance to re-take the lead four minutes later after they were awarded a penalty for hand-ball in the box, but the spot kick was hit way over the goal and into the trees by "no number" Spares some blushes having no number, eh?? F-T 1-1 Nice, pleasant evening, spent with Mr. Brian Reece, Pinxton's Darrel Bailey and the irrepressible Gordon Foster.